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America Is No Longer a Republic or a Democracy
House of the Rising Stock Market Last week was bad for the dollar, but good for US stocks. On Friday, the greenback capped its worst five days of trading in four years. The Dow rose another 168 poi...
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Video: Why internet arguments are useless

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The View from Writers Roost
Old ‘family’ chair kept to remind me of sacrifices There is a simple wooden, ladderback chair that sits fairly unobtrusively in our home that most people probably look at as some sort of odd decora...
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Keep Licking the Icing and You'll Never Eat the Cake
Americans love to be diverted. Perhaps it's our being bombarded since childhood with massive advertising, to the effect of subtle brainwashing. Then factor in the learned desire for the need to gos...
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Video: Inside Texas Politics (3/29/15)
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Texas border paranoia has consequences
Public policy is about setting informed priorities when it comes to using available resources. But when politics trumps policy, decisions often are made without fully understanding the consequences...
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When Did Critics Stop Caring About Oil Profits?
by ROBERT L. BRADLEY JR.
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Until recently, attacks on oil-company profits were standard fare among anti-fossil-fuel activists. Back in 2013 the Center for American Progress' Daniel Weiss complained: "Big Oil is swimming in a...
[TEXAS TRANSPARENCY] Bond Election Roundup Features Proposals You'll Vote On In May
by STATE COMPTROLLER GLENN HEGAR
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[TEXAS TRANSPARENCY] Bond Election Roundup Features Proposals You'll Vote On In May   Know Before You Vote!   Bond Election Roundup shows local bond proposals you'll see on May ballot The newly upd...
Analysis: Trying to Spark Ethics Reform, Without a Scandal
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
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Analysis: Trying to Spark Ethics Reform, Without a Scandal by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune March 30, 2015 It’s hard to kick a whole legislature in the pants, but Jim Clancy is trying. If it work...
Facebook Reveals its Master Plan – Control All News Flow
by MICHAEL KRIEGER
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In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an exte...
America’s Hinge Moment
by DOUG SOSNIK, Politico Magazine
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The country is going through the most significant period of change since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Across the United States, we are seeing a convergence of economic, technological...
Creating Texas - A Brief History of the Revolution
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  The Academy of Western Artists has awarded the 2014 Elmer Kelton award for best non-fiction book to  Creating Texas: A Brief History of the Revolution  by Jeffrey Dane and Rod Timanus. Jeffrey Da...
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A Palestinian supporter of the Hamas Islamist movement holds a mock rocket during a rally on August 29, 2014 in the West Bank town of HebronTwenty-six Americans filed a complaint on Tuesday to the US Attorney General requesting the justice ministry prosecute Hamas leaders for "war crimes," the Israeli legal group representing them said. Shurat Hadin announced the move a day before the Palestinians officially become members of the International Crime Court, where they hope to see Israeli officials prosecuted for similar offences. We need to fight back," said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the director of the non-governmental organisation. She alleged that "the Palestinians committed war crimes," and stressed that courts other than the ICC had "the authority to try them, including in the United States".


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Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand against Kevin Anderson of South Africa in their fourth round match during the Miami Open on March 31, 2015 in Key Biscayne, FloridaBritain's Andy Murray won his 500th career victory Tuesday, defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the ATP and WTA Miami Open quarter-finals. Next up for Murray will be Austrian Dominic Thiem, who defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5. Another quarter-final was set as Czech eighth seed Tomas Berdych advanced thanks to a mid-match withdrawal from France's injury-hit Gael Monfils. Berdych will take on Argentina's Juan Monaco, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Fernando Verdasco.


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